Combining Creativity with Health and Economics

Typically create a recipe based on what’s in sale/in season. Must try sautéing eggplant and lean ground turkey in your fav tomato sauce and add mozzarella and/or ricotta when serving. The turkey was $1.99/lb and the ricotta $2.99/2 lb container and mozzarella $1.99 until Saturday at Shoprite. Lower fat choices available. Details below and on…

Grilled Veggies

When time is of the essence and I happen to be using the grill, I just toss any variety of frozen veggies I have in a little olive oil and grill them on a nonstick perforated grilling pan. No washing or cutting up and typically faster and more economical then grilling fresh veggies. Alternative method…

Shot of B-12🤸🏼‍♀️

An average of once/year, I sauté a few onions and liver (reminiscent of a dish I grew up with but also a huge natural shot of B-12 amongst other nutrients). This time I have chosen to grill cabbage to serve along side it. All very simple. Love the crispy edges on the cabbage. Truly a…

Brasciole

This used to be a Sunday morning ritual when I was growing up. Don’t eat red meat very often and do enjoy it on occasion as more of a “condiment.” Making it this time since it is one of my son, Eric’s favorites whom I will be see this weekend 😊 Sprinkled a thin layer…

Today’s Lunch

Added 2 cups of cooked baby spinach and 1 cup high fiber spaghetti to two 4 oz poached tuna steaks in a 50/50 mix of clam broth and lemon juice for a perfect summer lunch today. As always created this recipe for today’s special on tuna steaks ($6.99/lb) at Stew Leonards. Details below! http://www.stewleonards.com/specials/?location=Norwalk

Protein Spiked Meals

Cooked whole raw eggs in tomato sauce and served it as a great topping on peas and whole wheat rigatoni. Love the protein and texture of the eggs infused with the flavor of the tomato sauce! Simple, quick and delicious😋

A Winning Combo: Economics and Health🤸🏼‍♀️

As a former culinary demo specialist in the marketing dept of Whole Foods Market, one of my missions was to develop meals and recipes based on weekly sale items. Such planning has always been a way of life for me combining my culture with my nutrition expertise. See what I put together for lunch  from…

Pasta with Protein and Fiber: Oh My 🙃

Had to try one of my fav ways of making pasta when I received this product from Barilla to try. Sautéed mushrooms with onions and topped cooked spaghetti squash and this new pasta with it! This pasta has the same look, texture and taste as regular pasta. Love the ingredients and Barilla❤️ Details below.

Meat as a Condiment

Trying cooking bits of petit beef fillet with zucchini and fresh basil in your fav tomato sauce for an easy meal packed with flavor. I like to use small amts of lean cuts of meat for flavor and protein. Any veggies such as eggplant, mushrooms and a variety of peppers would also be delicious and…

Intuitive Eating

Made this breakfast in 3 stages as I sipped my morning coffee! I like my ham crispy. Chose to start that process first, removed it from the pan and did the same with the vine ripened local tomatoes. Upon removing the tomatoes from the pan, cooked the eggs in it (at which time the flavors…

Birthday Joy 🐬

Happy birthday to me! This is the way I have chosen to start my birthday today.  Greek yogurt and fruit in season it is 🌝Details below on nutrition facts of these sweet jewels.  As a side note: I will end my day as a volunteer ambassador for the Connecticut Humane Society to cover a local…